Harry Potter – The
Goodies and the Baddies
With the final instalment of Harry
Potter’s adventures – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 -
coming out on Blu-ray and DVD this Friday 2nd December,
we thought we’d put together a little guide to the wizarding goodies and
baddies of the Harry Potter world!
First of all we must meet Mr Potter
himself of course! He was orphaned whilst escaping an almost certain
grizzly end when just a little baby, thanks to his lovely mum saving him
from the evil Lord Voldemort. Harry grows up across the seven films and
into his role as saviour and champion of the wizarding world! Starting
off as a shy, spectacled muggle (muggle = non wizarding folk), he soon
emerges into a brave, clever young wizard who is willing to do anything
to protect his friends.
Next up we have Harry’s best friend
extraordinaire; Ron Weasley. Ron is the youngest of five Weasley
brothers, but also has a little sister named Ginny. The Weasleys are a
second family to Harry in times of need and are a great bunch to have
around. Ron may not be the most gifted wizard of all time, but he
certainly is a good friend to have around. He’s a notoriously passionate
and funny character, with fiery red hair and a great sense of humour.
The last of our trio of Hogwarts chums is Hermione Granger.
Probably the most gifted young witch in the school, Hermione wasn’t even
born in the wizarding world. Mr & Mrs Granger are dentists who seem to
be oblivious of the adventures she’s gotten into whilst at Hogwarts.
After being saved in the girls' toilets from a mountain troll by Harry
and Ron, Hermione becomes one of their best friends, the voice of
reason, and a fountain of knowledge for the boys. She’s also a girl who
kicks some serious butt, so look out boys, Hermione has some real girl
power! She may be bossy, but she is a loyal friend and helps to make the
three young students an unstoppable team.
First in a long line of Harry Potter baddies is
Draco Malfoy. Though he’s a fellow Hogwarts student, he’s a really bad
apple. Malfoy dislikes poor Harry from day one thanks to his muggle
lineage; Draco is a real snob and believes only ‘purebloods’ should be
allowed to study at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Due to
his father’s dark ties Malfoy gets pulled into Lord Voldemort’s clutches
in the later books and is constantly making trouble for Harry and his
Next is Professor Severus Snape.
Snape primarily teaches Potions at Hogwarts, though in the sixth book he
ends up teaching Defence Against the Dark Arts, a position he’s desired
for a long time. He proves himself to be quite the bully, pulling poor
Harry and his friends up for the tiniest things, whilst letting his
favourite, Draco, get away with plenty of naughtiness! We never really
know where Snape’s real loyalties until the final film, so he’s an
interesting character - and definitely not one to be messed with!
Last, but definitely not least, is the
evil Lord Voldemort. Voldemort is the arch nemesis of our Harry Potter.
The nastiest piece of work you could imagine, Voldemort is so evil most
witches and wizards won’t even say his name, referring to him only as
‘you-know-who’ and ‘he who should not be named’. He tried killing Harry
when he was only a baby, but didn’t succeed, thus leading to ‘the
prophecy’ that names Harry Potter as ‘the chosen one’ - the only wizard
who can truly kill The Dark Lord. As you can imagine, poor Harry is on
the top of Voldemort’s hit list, which makes for some epic battles. All
we know is he’s a powerful and scary guy who we wouldn’t want on the
wrong side of!